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This book just ate my dog!

This book just ate my dog!

Written and illustrated by Richard Byrne

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right. Cleverly using the physicality of the book, This book just ate my dog! is inventive, ingenious, and just pure kid-friendly fun!

Virginia Readers' Choice, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List

Praise for This book just ate my dog!

“Cartoon illustrations in reds and blues and a succinct text work together in an effective design, building the dramatic humor. An illustrator's aim is to keep important parts of the story out of a picture book's gutter, and this funny, interactive book is a superbly self-aware - in more ways than one - exemplar of what not to do.” —The Horn Book

“A lively physical slant on the interactive picture book.” —BCCB

“It's quick, fizzy entertainment, good as a waiting-room read or an addition to the bedtime pile.” —Publishers Weekly

“A carnivorous book invites readers to participate.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Byrne's comical play on the book's gutter will entertain kids and adults . . . This book will make for a good one-on-one reading, giving children an opportunity to save the day.” —School Library Journal

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Written and illustrated by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne is the author and illustrator of the Oxfordshire Book Award–winner The Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur. He grew up in Brighton and learned to color at Eastbourne. He worked in graphic design before discovering his true passion in children's books.

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